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lady michelle obama. on the second day, president bill clinton. the third day speeches by vice president biden and president obama. you can watch it all here on c-span. now the 1952 democratic convention and a speech from nominee and i will notice -- illinois nominee adlai stevenson. he was nominated after three ballots and gave this 20-minute acceptance speech. [cheers and applause] >> mr. president, ladies and gentlemen of the convention, my fellow citizens, i accept your nomination and your program. [cheers and applause] i have -- prefer to hear those words uttered by a stronger, better, wiser man than myself. but after listening to the president's speech, i even feel better about myself. [cheers and applause] none of you my friends can really appreciate what is in my heart. i can only hope that you will understand my words. they will be view. i have not sought the honor you have done me. i would not seek it because i aspire to another office. which was the full measure of my ambition. and one does not treat the highest office within the gift of the people of illinois as an
of my life, our next first lady, michelle obama. [cheers and applause] and to malia and sasha. i love you so much and i am so proud of you. [cheers and applause] four years ago i stood before you and told you my story, that the brief union of a young man from kenya and a young woman from kansas who weren't well off, weren't well known, but shared a belief that in america their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to. it is that promise that's always set this country apart, that through hard work and sacrifice each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one american family tone sure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well. that's why i stand here tonight, because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women, students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors, found the courage to keep it alive. we meet at one of those defining moments, a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the american promise has been threatened once more. tonight more americans are o
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